Get to Know Bellflower Businesses

Blacksmith's Corner
17647 Lakewood Blvd. Bellflower 

Pat and Doreen Reed opened Blacksmith’s Corner in November 1972. Since Pat was a farrier and Doreen loved horses, they started a business selling horse supplies, which also included selling chickens, ducks and feed. Over the years, horse ownership lessened and the store carried less horse products. They began to sell animals and supplies for chicks, ducks, bunnies, chickens, birds, fish, reptiles, dogs, cats and even pot bellied pigs. These days, Blacksmith’s Corner fosters rabbits and guinea pigs for adoption and continue to carry a wide selection of live animals, feed, supplies, hay and straw bales. Pat passed away in 2020 and his daughter, Stacy continues run the store to carry on his legacy.

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SoulMate Coffee
9840 Flower St. Bellflower

Ricky Sanchez, owner of SoulMate Coffee began making and selling coffee at area farmers markets. He liked the Bellflower business community and chose to open a cafe in July 2023.  Ricky is excited about his popularity on social media (@soulmatescoffeela) and hopes his storefront will bring more people to town. 


Dante Valve
15230 Lakewood Blvd. Bellflower

A family company that began in the 1970s is now one of the leading manufacturers, distributors and assemblers of military and commercial pressure relief valves, regulators, fittings and flanges. The Department of Defense and the U.S. Navy are both major clients of Dante Valve.